Suu Kyi aide among new wave of arrests in Myanmar: Party official

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – One of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s closest aides, Kyaw Tint Swe, was detained overnight in a new wave of arrests following last week’s military coup, an official of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party said in a post on Facebook.

Kyaw Tint Swe had served as Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor under Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the Feb 1 coup.

NLD information committee member Kyi Toe said Kyaw Tint Swe and four others had been taken from their homes.

Myanmar authorities did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Reuters was unable to confirm the arrests independently.

Scores of officials have been detained since the coup.

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